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Quick qn

Price for conveyancing for a house purchase. 

Is £1500 plus searches and stamp duty typical or should I be looking elsewhere? 

Many Thanks

In reply to Presley Whippet:

While that doesn't influence the effort in most cases, it's usually based on the sale price, so you'd probably need to post that as well.

In reply to Neil Williams:

400k

In reply to Presley Whippet:

Well you would not want it to be £200 unless the house was worth next to nothing.

iwould suggest its about the going rate.It is after all £400k you are looking to protect in your interest.

 Iamgregp 16 Sep 2021
In reply to Presley Whippet:

Sounds a little on the high side.  Think we paid roughly a grand for a similar price property...  But they were shite so I guess you get what you pay for?!

In reply to Presley Whippet:

Quoted £1153 with a sale price of £229k in West Yorkshire

In reply to Iamgregp:

Thanks all, ballpark looks OK. Solicitors are reliable. 

 PaulJepson 16 Sep 2021
In reply to Presley Whippet:

The prices I got recently were about £1500 for the purchase (including searches) and £1100 for sale. That was on a ballpark property price of £260k.  

 Billhook 16 Sep 2021
In reply to Presley Whippet:

I'd negotiate. or advertise.

Last time we moved I emailed several of our town's solicitors, asking for a quote.  I can't remember exactly, but the differences in price was enormous.

We moved to Ireland once and I can still recall asking a solicitor how much conveyancing would cost us for the house we were buying.

As he scratched his fat belly he asked us whether it was going to be a holiday home, second home, were we going to live in it, were we retired, what I did for a living - was my wife working etc.,  

We could just see that he was doing nothing else other than working out how much we could afford.  

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 PaulJepson 16 Sep 2021
In reply to Billhook:

Negotiating might have been an option if conveyancers werent up to their eyeballs in work currently. 

 Lord_ash2000 17 Sep 2021
In reply to Presley Whippet:

Seems about right, We've just paid similar for a similar priced house

 timjones 17 Sep 2021
In reply to neilh:

> Well you would not want it to be £200 unless the house was worth next to nothing.

> iwould suggest its about the going rate.It is after all £400k you are looking to protect in your interest.

Does the time involved increase with the cost of the house?


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